VMware VCenter Server Service cannot start ?

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Hi All,

After I turnoff the VCenter VM accidentally (Hard Turn Off), somehow the VMware VCenter server service is unable to be started again ?

Error 1Error 2Service Start Error
So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Note:

Single Windows 2008 R2 VM running SQL Server 2008 Std SP2 and VMware VCenter Server 5.1 U1
I've verified that the SQL Server is accessible & services are all started from the local VM.

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Commented:
You will need to look at the vCenter Server logs, on the vCenter Server to check, why it's not starting up.

 C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs\vpxd.log

see here

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003926

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Commented:
ok, FYI during this install phase, I've disconnected the vNIC and this VM is running on snapshot.

is that can be the cause ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Yes performance will be poor, and maybe too slow.

Handle the snapshots correctly, and stop the machine running on a snapshot.

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